ABOUT Startup Gippsland

Startup Gippsland is a regional initiative that aims to ignite the region’s startup ecosystem.

Startup culture is quickly spreading all over the world. However, in Victoria, this culture is centered around Melbourne. Recognising the significant business growth and job opportunities that this culture could bring to regional areas, LaunchVIC, the Victorian Government’s startup agency, funded a select number of regional startup programs in 2018, including Startup Gippsland. The program has since been refunded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to continue in 2020-2021 and grow to include all 6 Gippsland shires.

Startup Gippsland seeks to build a community of ambitious entrepreneurs who all share a ‘can-do’ attitude. We do this through regular meetups, masterclasses, mentoring and online resources. See what’s coming up on our news and events pages.

Startup Gippsland Program Impact to date

Number of applications in 2019




Overall participant feedback on 2019 12-week program



Overall participant feedback on 2019 open/public workshops and events

Founders accepted into 2019 12-week program



Participants in the 2019 open/public workshops and events

Kilometres travelled to deliver the program

Founders who completed the 2019 12-week program


Locations: Bairnsdale, Leongatha, Sale, Traralgon, Warragul and Wonthaggi


Female founders (13% Male, 33% Male Female teams)

Our Partners

Startup Gippsland is a project by the Bass Coast Shire, Baw Baw Shire, East Gippsland Shire, Latrobe City, South Gippsland Shire and Wellington Shire councils, funded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, and delivered by GippsTech. If you'd like to become our Program Partner, please contact us.

Our content partner for Startup Gippsland is Startup Onramp. Founded by Colin Kinner, one of Australia’s top startup community leaders, Startup Onramp has been involved in delivering regional startup programs in over a dozen regions across 3 states.

Contact Startup Gippsland


03 5644 3321




PO Box 1412, Warragul VIC 3820